TravelingMorgansBlog Working our way around the contiguous 48 states in our RV.

20. April 2011

End of Spring Trip, in Grass Valley CA for the summer

Filed under: 2011 — admin @ 09:31

The Traveling Morgans had a successful spring trip to our job for the summer season.

We started from Rockport Texas on the Gulf of Mexico.
We went through San Marcos Texas and the Texas Hill Country, the Llano Estacado (usually translated staked plain, but more properly palisaded plain).  Then in one interesting day tackled the Rocky Mountains of New Mexico, the White Sands Desert and  Organ Mountains, ending in Las Cruces NM. We spent 3 days checking for possible winter jobs for next year and concluded there was not a place that would be good for ourselves and our dogs.

The next leg of the journey was to Albuquerque NM and on I-40 into Arizona. We stopped at Meteor Crater to see a first for us — a mile wide hole caused by a meteor. What a mess a meteor could make of a city today! The winds at the crater were unbelievable, probably a force 3 hurricane equivalent.

We traveled up near Hoover Dam on our way to Pahrump NM and the Escapees Nevada park, where the search for next winter’s job was much better. We have 3 solid prospects including one in Las Vegas. There is so much to see in that area (not even including Las Vegas) that we hope one of the 3 pans out for us.

Our drive then took us over Death Valley Road back to I-15 and on to Barstow CA and Bakersfield CA, and then to the area near Sequoia National Park. We only had one day in the park when a weather change made it necessary for us to move on.

Our last real stop before the end of this trip was in Coarsegold CA at the Sierra Escapees Park, which is probably the most beautiful long term stay campground we have ever seen. The highlight was two days in Yosemite National Park, which is near by. The snow still had most roads closed, even in April.

Larry has made a few changes to the web site. Most notably a link to the FACEBOOK page and a chance to follow us on Twitter.

If you want to contact us via FACEBOOK go to http://facebook,.com/travelingmorgans

To get to our twitter feed, try (note no S on the end,  TravelingMorgans was one letter too long for a Twitter Feed name).

To see our blog, go to

The main web site is still and it now has over 100 pages and over 3000 photographs from our travels.

Larry is currently finishing the 2010 travels page  at
and starting the 2011 page at The later is where the pictures from Yosemite and Sequoia and our other stops will be posted.

For those who do not know Escapees is an RV club designed originally for those who live in an RV all the time and now also for those who live extensively in an RV or are thinking about this lifestyle we enjoy so much.

You can get more information at and we are always glad to talk to anyone about this lifestyle.

We are now in California’s Gold country at Grass Valley CA and will explore this area while we work here for the summer.

Please keep in touch and contact us if you will be in this area.

17. April 2011

Living in an RV

Filed under: 2011 — admin @ 11:11

Living in an RV means many things. We change our yard quite frequently and find many things we do not need. For example, there will be no TV this summer. We are constantly seeing new things and meeting new people. The high cost of fuel is a problem and many Full Time RVers are not moving as much as usual this year.

You really have to LIKE your partner to make this life work. It is like living on a small island.

Yes, we sold our stick house several years ago and now have a home on wheels.

We REALLY downsized and got rid of most of our “stuff”.

The stress level has gone way down.

Anyone in Northern California this summer? Glad to meet with you if you are.

12. April 2011


Filed under: 2011 — admin @ 23:54

Yosemite was beautiful and wonderful, even with many areas closed. We saw enough to know we want to go back with a lot more time. We will be moving on to the Sacramento area, and then to our summer job near Grass Valley. Pictures will be posted on when I have time to get them right.

7. April 2011

Coarsegold CA

Filed under: 2011 — admin @ 23:15

We got to visit Sierra and Kings Canyon National Parks briefly. We saw enough to know we want to come back. Snow drifts over the top of the visitor center in April was a surprise. The General Sherman Tree (worlds largest) was well worth the effort to climb to 7000 feet (in our truck).

We are now in Coarsegold CA and will get to Yosemite when the rain stops.

6. April 2011

Into California

Filed under: 2011 — admin @ 10:58

A collection of recent tweets @travelingmorgan

Three possible jobs for next winter in Pahrump and Las Vegas. Hope one comes true by Fall. Hope we can work this area to see the beautiful mountains and deserts around Las Vegas

Made it over Death Valley Road and Tehachapi Pass to Bakersfield CA.

Went into Sequoia National Park saw Worlds Tallest Tree. Snow taller than the top of my pickup at 7000 feet, but the roads were cleared. WOW

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